38-40, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LU

Freehold development opportunity, with planning permission for 64 apartments in Bilston

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Sold for £550,000

Lot 115 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 26th October 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Freehold development opportunity with planning permission for 64 apartments, extending to approximately 1 acre ( 0.40 hectares) or thereabouts. ON BEHALF OF THE LPA RECEIVER

Property Description

The property comprises a derelict former library and art gallery extending to approximately 10,122 sq. ft. ( 940.70 sq m) over two floors, sitting on a site of 1 acre ( 0.40 hectares) or thereabouts. The site is now considered suitable for conversion and new build of residential dwellings, and a planning consent was granted for a total 64 apartments. Other schemes maybe deemed suitable , subject to obtaining the necessary consents.


This former library and art gallery occupies prominent location on Mount Pleasant In Bilston . The property is within easy access of the busy A41 Oxford Street Island which links to the main A463 Black Country Route leading directly to Junction 10 of the M6 Motorway. There are a variety of national and local retailers / businesses in the locality including Post office, Iceland, Morrison’s Superstore, multiple food providers, commercial & residential estate agents, and hair & beauty specialists, along with many other commercial entities, and a high volume of residential occupation in the local vicinity. Bilston has a Shopping Centre and good bus/tram links nearby. Bilston is a town within the Borough of Wolverhampton, bordering both Sandwell and Walsall. It is approximately 4 miles from Wolverhampton Town Centre and 10 miles Northwest of Birmingham City.


Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

Site Area

We understand that the site extends to approximately 1 acre (0.40 hectares) or thereabouts.


Planning Consent Planning permission was granted for the proposed demolition of outbuildings, conversion of college building to 20 apartments and the construction of 44 new build apartments under the Application No. 08/00341/FUL received on the 7thMarch 2008 and granted on 23rd September 2009. An extension of time for the implementation of Planning Permission 08/00341/FUL was received on the 17thSeptember 2012 under the Application No. 12/01119/EXT and granted on the 22ndOctober 2013.


Mains services are understood to be available in the vicinity of the site, but prospective buyers should make their own independent enquiries as to the suitability of services for their requirements.

Ground Conditions & Contamination

Prospective buyers must undertake their own investigations regarding ground conditions and contamination and fully satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the site for any use they may propose.

Plans/Aerial Photographs

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